Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Meth and Synthetic Marijuana Found During Traffic Stop

A man is facing drug charges after a traffic stop this past weekend.

According to Pottsville Police, on Saturday March 25, 2017 around 1:10am, officers on mobile patrol conducted a vehicle stop in the 1800 block of West Market Street, Pottsville due to violations of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code.

During the investigation, passenger Timothy Ebert, 22, of Pottsville was found to be in possession of a prohibited offensive weapon.

During a search incident to arrest, police located the following items inside Ebert’s back pack:
  • 11 individual bags of crystal substance
  • 4 individual bags of green vegetable matter
  • 5 yellow round pills marked "C" and "230"
  • a digital scale
  • multiple item of paraphernalia
  • $1,317 in US currency
The crystal substance field tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine (schedule I controlled substance). The green vegetable matter field tested positive for the presence of synthetic marijuana (schedule I controlled substance). The yellow pills were identified as acetaminophen and oxycodone hydrochloride (schedule II controlled substance).

A criminal complaint was prepared by Ptlm. Michael Messner charging Ebert with three felony counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, three misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance, one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia, and one misdemeanor count of possession of a prohibited offensive weapon. Ebert was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Plachko and committed to Schuylkill County Prison in lieu of $35,000 10% bail.

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